| Nov 6, 2013
Now that the season of beer garden-hopping and margarita-fueled beach volleyball is long gone, it's time to recommit to the very important practice of drinking indoors. Your standard bar games—darts, pool, beer pong—require some amount of...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:32 PM
This blog's Meet the Commenters feature dwindled out in February (with several of you who'd promised me entries seemingly off the hook), but I've long meant to revive it and get more of you (and the newer arrivals) to fill......
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:25 AM
That was the best advice Ken Vangeloff could give me. We were trying to catch baseballs on Waveland Avenue during batting practice before the Cubs game Sunday. If anyone would have a good advice, it would be Vangeloff. Since 1990, he...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Ten a night—that's the number of Chicagoans pulled over for driving under the influence, on average. A total of 3,795 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Chicago last year, according to Chicago Police data....
| Jan 24, 2013
| 12:38 PM
If the idea of living in a sleek condominium in a quaint neighborhood nestled in the heart of the city sounds inviting, 4846 Clark should get a look.
CMK Realty recently announced the release of 40 new residences for sale.
The condominiums include...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:41 PM
I smell a niche at Theater Wit, the multispace venue just a few blocks from the bars and eateries of Wrigleyville: the date-night show. Not a bad idea, given the locale.
Itamar Moses' "Completeness," wherein a pair of brainy graduate students almost...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:50 PM
A Chicago man who planted a backpack he thought contained a bomb outside Wrigley Field three years ago on a busy Saturday night was sentenced to 23 years in prison in federal court this afternoon.
Sami Samir Hassoun was nabbed in an FBI sting in 2010...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 8:09 AM
It could be argued that Links Hall, the venerable dance organization housed for decades on the second floor of a walk-up building in Wrigleyville, is a state of mind as much as a place.
Links' dance is raw, unadorned, wending from the wild and wacky...
| Oct 14, 2012
On Aug. 3, 1953, a young World War II veteran piloting a small plane terrified thousands of Wrigleyville residents while flying erratically over the neighborhood.
A group of teenagers was playing a late afternoon game of softball on a gravel lot up...
| May 16, 2013
Update: The Black Sheep Beer Garden will debut its new name, The National, and an updated menu on July 15, 2013.
As the weather warms up and the Cubs' season rolls on, Wrigleyville residents will want to keep Black Sheep Beer Garden on their radars....
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Review: DryHop Brewers
3155 N. Broadway 773-857-3155
Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start
Oh, DryHop, where were you when I lived in Lakeview? Now that I've moved to a 'hood further west, my brewpub options have improved—shoutout to...